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Product Design

Product Design

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Published by: hobokart on Feb 10, 2011
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1.1Design Specification for a Multi-purpose Recycling Bin.
William KennedyStudent No: 0726885
1.1.1Primary Market
Families/Home Owners
1.1.2Secondary Market
Owners of public spaces such as Schools, Colleges and Parks.
That users understand the concept of separation of waste for recycling.
Provide an obvious method to separate the waste.
Provide a simple, clean way to remove bin/recycling bags.
Provide a cleaning facility for recyclable objects.
1.1.4Recycling Bin Users will be
University Grounds Staff.
1.1.5Functional Criteria
Allow easy replacement of bin/recycling bags.
Allow easy removal of bin/recycling bags.
Provide a simple way to seal such bags.
An easy to clean interior, made of wipeable plastic.
Separate slots to be provided for Cans, Paper, Plastics, Glass and Wet Waste.
Separate bag holder beneath each.
A sink and tap should be provided, attached to the unit, which can be powered by connection to either the water mains or a water tank stowed beneath it.
A separate water tank is provided for waste water, if not connected to a wastedrain.
The user will use the unit from the front.
An electronic display will notify the user when the bin bags need to bereplaced.
1.1.6Use / Modes of Operation
The Recycling Unit will be usable as a replacement for current householdwaste bins.
The Unit promotes environmental consciousness.
The Unit aids in the correct cleaning and separation of waste.
The top of the Unit stands at just over 900mm, the same height as the averagekitchen counter, to fit in with the existing environment and promote good posture and form while using the machine.
A sink/washing area to be provided, attached to the left of the bins for easycleaning of recyclable materials.
The Unit will take five average black plastic or recycling bags.
A sealing tape is to be attached to the unit just below the sink for easy sealingof bags.
The unit should be sturdy and capable of maintaining it's position onceinstalled in a location.
An electronic notifier will let the user know when to change the bags.
1.1.7Environmental Conditions
The Unit will be installed alongside standard kitchen furniture and work surfaces and therefore must be able to fit in to this environment.
The Unit will also be installed in stand-alone positions inside the university.
The Unit will be used in an indoor environment, placed on a flat surface.
The components will be mostly plastic, to allow for easy cleaning and aminimum of degradation because of rust and other environmental conditions.
1.1.8Performance Criteria
The bags will be hanging from the top of the unit and not touching either thesides or bottom of the unit, to minimise noise levels and breaking of glasswhile using the unit.
A weight sensor attached to the top of each bin inside the unit will connect tothe electronic display and notify the user when the bags must be replaced.
1.1.9Durability and Reliability
The components of the Unit to withstand reasonable wear and tear.
The Unit to be rugged and durable in design.
The Units’ components to be capable of enduring continuous usage withoutmaintenance for up to three years.
The unit to be made of easily cleanable plastics where possible.
Metal components to be kept to a minimum.
The tap on the sink unit to be raised or lowered to accommodate the user.
The top of the unit to be raised or sunk by up to 60mm depending on the users preference. Min Height 900mm.
1.1.11Physical Properties
The unit to fit into a standard kitchen set-up.
The unit will not exceed the average width of a kitchen counter (600mm Max.)
The unit will take up the minimum footprint while not in use and will be aseamless part of the kitchen.

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